By Steve DelVecchio Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision...
If it weren't for San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka, there's a very good chance LaMarcus Aldridge would be starting at power forward for the Phoenix Suns next season. Udoka, who was Aldridge's teammate back in 2006, convinced the four-time All-Star that he could fit into San Antonio's selfless system; that the Spurs are a winning environment that would only get better...
Basketball coaches have a tough life. The hours are brutal and the stress of winning and losing can be overwhelming. There's lots of travel, too, and very little downtime. TMZ Sports recently caught up with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and his actress fiancé Nia Long to briefly talk about whether she secretly roots for him to lose in the playoffs. Long isn't...
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